by Daniel P. on
This place is hard to review, because it kind of depends on what you were expecting. This is not a fine dining establishment. This is your run of the mill, quick-eats, Americanized Chinese food restaurant. Nothing spectacular, and full of the grease and fat that all of us obese Americans have come to love and expect. With that said, the food is so-so. My main complaint with the place is sometimes the staff can be kind of creepy. I once witnessed one of the proprietors hit on a Harvard student as she was trying to pick up her take out. She may have been a little tipsy and he was trying to get her phone number and kind of refused to give her the receipt until he succeeded. She wasn't enthused. I mean - it's a free country so go for it, but the whole scene was just odd.
by Adam S. on
I really enjoyed the food and service at Tangerine. I had the octopus salad as an appetizer and the pork chop with pomegranate sauce for dinner. Both were delicious. In spite of the quality meal, I still felt like the place was overpriced... but I guess that's to be expected for a Starr restaurant in Old City. The biggest blow to my wallet came from the alcohol. What should have been a $15 bottle of wine was $50! The décor at Tangerine is also starting to show wear, which may sound petty, but part of the reason you pay $300 for a night out is for the 'experience. This was marred (albeit slightly) by frayed upholstery and burnt out light bulbs... kind of janky. There are certainly better restaurants to go in this price range.
by Estell Cloward on
I feel sorry for anyone who paid $150 - $200 per ticket to come here for "OPEN BAR" between 9pm and 2am. We paid $40 to come at 12:30. Even then, the price was not worth it. The bartenders were charging for drinks, and probably pocketing the cash. My boy, P, asks for 5 Heinekens, "Yo how you doin' man, 5 Heinekens please." (Bartender extends his hand expecting some money, my boy hands him a $100 bill. Bartender returns w/drinks, and $60 in change). "How much were the beers?" Bartender: $5 each! Any one of you can do the math here, he should have paid $25 for this all, not $40. He shouldn't have paid ANYTHING actually it was 1:00am and "OPEN BAR" was supposedly in effect. "Yo man I'm supposed to get $75 back, why you takin my money?" Bartender: "Hey, it is what it is." (starts dancing to the music and disregarding further discussion on the subject). My boy is fuming. Atop all this, there are several fist fights breaking out in the club, starting at coat check. There are too many people in the club, and the place is dumb enough to serve alcohol in glass cups and glass bottles of beer. There is broken glass, liquor, spit, and who knows what else all over the floor, drunken people angry, stumbling, fuming at other patrons, and the bouncers are shoving people out as arguments erupt. My brother has a ticket, he is not allowed into the club at 1:30am because "It's too crowded." Look motherf*cker, he purchased an "advance ticket" which should allow him entrance no matter what the case is, these bouncers belong in the dump along w/their lame policies. Guys, this is not the place to bring your girlfriend. Two of the girls in our group were getting casually groped/felt up on their booties and my boy got so angry he confronted the tasteless gentlemen and got kicked out of the club within the hour. So, we saw what we needed to see. This place blows, they do not honor their policies (no open bar, no hors d'oeuvres as promised on their website), and they don't care to let people in who have paid in advance. I will never come to this place, and I'll reconsider partying in Manhattan just because of the greediness of the staff, lack of consideration of the bouncers, and idiocity of the patrons who think "dress to impress" means "let's f*ck up our clothes, get into fights, and get kicked out of club we paid $200 to get into." Tasteless. Not coming back.